I'm a researcher at UC Berkeley and the International Computer Science
Institute. My colleagues and I are working on evaluating and improving the
accuracy of blacklists. As part of this work, we'd like to hear from you
about the blacklists you currently use, what you perceive as their
strengths and weaknesses, and any thoughts you have on how they might be
We've prepared an anonymous survey where you can share your views:
If you have five to ten minutes free today to fill it out, I would greatly
appreciate your help! Thank you, and please don't hesitate to respond to me
with comments or questions.
(Apologies if you receive this message twice - trying to minimize
cross-posting while still reaching a broad audience)
Anushah Hossain, PhD Student
Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
Back in 2014 InternetNZ (NZRS at that time) set up and made publicly
available an RPKI Validator (validator.rpki.net.nz). It allows network
engineers to test ROA validation in their routers without the hassle of
setting up and maintaining their own.
During the last five years, very little use has been given to the
validator, with one registered user during that time. Currently, we are
using a piece of old software that’s no longer maintained. With that in
mind, we’d like to announce we’ll be shutting down validator.rpki.net.nz on
15 July 2019. We might rebuild the service if there is a need from the
community using modern software, so please let us know if you would like it
In the meantime, we appreciate the involvement of the NZNOG community with
the validator, including a couple of presentations making reference to the
service in the last years.
Chief Scientist @ InternetNZ
desk: +64 4 495 2337
mobile: +64 21 400535
I hope this isn't too far off topic.
What's available in the way of managed switches (at least including
802.1q VLANs) at a suitable price for a small office?
The (8-port) one I bought 4 years ago, even at the time the https ui
didn't work, because browsers had stopped supporting old certs or
ciphers or something. I raised it with the wholesaler, who raised it
with the manufacturer - no new firmware ever came out. I couldn't load
my own cert onto it either.
Is there anything better around, at a reasonable price?
I'm not keen on what I understand is the cisco model either, where you
have to maintain a support contract to get any updates.
Stretching even further - I don't suppose there's anything out there
with fully Free (as in freedom) firmware? Does SDN give us that?
Feel free to reply off-list if you don't want to promote (or disparage)
your suppliers (or self) in public :-)